Nomfanelo MagwentshuNomfanelo Magwentshu

South Africa


Occupational Information

Job Title: Partner at McKinsey & Company

Professional History

Nomfanelo is a partner in the Partner at McKinsey & Company, Johannesburg office experienced in business strategy, integration, megaproject management, and restructuring. She also has extensive experience in strategy development and operational management, having held several executive positions in the public and private sectors.

As a leader of the Public Sector Practice, Nomfanelo focuses on supporting South Africa’s leading public institutions to achieve large-scale transformations and sustainable strategy execution.

Nomfanelo also leads Tirelo, McKinsey’s flagship social program that addresses youth unemployment in South Africa by creating jobs in high potential sectors, revitalizing economically vulnerable areas, and preparing job seekers for the working world.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Nomfanelo led the turnaround program of a major South African airline, including developing and implementing an end-to-end low-cost strategy that established a new subsidiary, and served as chief operations officer of the organizing committee of a major global sports event. She is an Eisenhower Fellow, a Fellow of the African Leadership Institute, and a recipient of the Presidential Award for Managerial and Leadership Excellence from Black Management Forum.


MBA, BSC Hons (Statistics) B.Sc. (Mathematics and Statistics).


2011 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Additional Tags: Mathematics and Statistics, Strategy Development, Operational Management


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.